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Riya Sood 4G
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Postby Riya Sood 4G » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:19 pm

Is there a way to figure out the VSEPR model shape without drawing out the Lewis Structure ?

Minh Ngo 4G
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Re: VSEPR Model

Postby Minh Ngo 4G » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Other than memorization, I don't think so.

Alexa Mugol 3I
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Re: VSEPR Model

Postby Alexa Mugol 3I » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:39 pm

I don't think so unless you have an idea of what the Lewis structure looks like in your head (like the structure of a bent water molecule). Drawing the structure is helpful in visualizing where the atoms and lone pair electrons are located so you can see how they might repel or best be arranged.

Caroline Zepecki
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Re: VSEPR Model

Postby Caroline Zepecki » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:17 am

Are there specific molecules that we need to memorize the VSEPR models for then or will they be given?

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